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Adsorption by Powders and Porous Solids

Principles, Methodology and Applications

The declared objective of this book is to provide an introductory review of the various theoretical and practical aspects of adsorption by powders and porous solids with particular reference to materials of technological importance. The primary aim is to meet the needs of students and non-specialists, who are new to surface science or who wish to use the advanced techniques now available for the determination of surface area, pore size and surface characterization. In addition, a critical account is given of recent work on the adsorptive properties of activated carbons, oxides, clays and zeolites.

Advanced undergraduates, postgrads, researchers, and practitioners in physical chemistry, materials science, surface science, and chemical engineering.


Published: October 1998

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-598920-6


  • Preface. List of Main Symbols. Introduction. Thermodynamics of Absorption at the Gas—Solid Interface. Methodology of Adsorption at the Gas—Solid Interface. Interpretation of Physisorption Isotherms at the Gas—Solid Interface. Adsorption at the Liquid—Solid Interface: Thermodynamics and Methodology. Assessment of Surface Area. Assessment of Mesoporosity. Assessment of Microporosity. Adsorption by Active Carbons. Adsorption by Metal Oxides. Adsorption by Clays, Pillared layer Structures and Zeolites. Properties of Some Novel Adsorbents. General Conclusions and Recommendations. Index.


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